Education

Education and school-related news from the Park City School District, the North and South Summit school districts, as well as private and charter schools within Summit and Wasatch counties.

Local News Hour - January 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018

Trent Meisenheimer gives us today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman discusses the news that came out last night that the city is negotiating to buy all of the land encompassing the Treasure Hill project.  Brantley Eason and Cheryl Butler, Summit County GOP and Democratic party chairs, respectively, provide updates on the current Utah legislative session.  Park City School Board Member J.J. Ehlers and District Communications Director Melinda Colton discuss Tuesday's special meeting as the school board begins the recruitment process for a new superintendent.

The Mountain Life - May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Tim and Lynn’s first guest is Jamie Meyer of Meyer Education and Family Services.  They will explore how parents can best talk to their kids about mental health. Then, they speak with Brian Richards, Executive Director of Mountain Town Music and Community Conductor of Musical Affairs.

The Park City school board approved next year’s proposed budget, then amended the approval, adding one more school nurse to the budget in light of convincing and emotional public comments. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Art Brothers, Petra Butler and Moe Hickey will face off in a June 28th primary for the District 3 Seat of the Park City School Board.   The seat is currently occupied by Tania Knauer.  They participated in a forum at KPCW Tuesday, Lynn Ware Peek has this report.  

Heidi Matthews

Long time Park City educator Heidi Matthews will step into her new role as President of the Utah Education Association in July. She clinched the win last month by a healthy margin of votes.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Steve Cole Images

A committee of parents, medical professionals and even a sleep expert have joined to look at a possible later school start time for middle school and high school students in the Park City School District.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Community Forum - Live Broadcast

Oct 14, 2015

As part of an on-going series of community forums, The Project for Deeper Understanding and KPCW partnered to bring the discussion on the Park City School District School Bond issue. KPCW broadcasted the event live from the St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Moderated by Dr. John Hanrahan

Panelists include:

Joe Simmons has this week's Miner Nation Report.

With no known anti-school bond organization,  the Park City School District's website only offers information in favor of the $56 million bond. District officials say it's too late to add anything that would try to defeat the bond. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Author

  IMachines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. Markoff states that we are on the verge of a technological revolution and robots will profoundly transform the way our lives are organized.

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